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Extend open government initiatives to the local level (RO0068)



Action Plan: Romania Action Plan 2020-2022

Action Plan Cycle: 2020

Status: Active


Lead Institution: Ministry of Public Works, Development and Administration - Integrity, Good Governance and Public Policies Directorate

Support Institution(s): Central Government Administration General Secretariat of the Government Local Administration County Councils/City Halls Civil Society NGOs

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, E-Government, Public Participation, Subnational

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Pending IRM Review

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


Which public issue will be addressed by this obligation? At the level of local public administration authorities, the degree of involvement and promotion of open governance principles is relatively low. There are initiatives and examples of good practice but, in the absence of adequate communications and promotions, they are not replicated at the level of local public administration. New technologies are used only in isolation. Description of the commitment

What is the obligation? Based on the set of OGP principles, recommendations were made on open government at local level and a registration session was opened within a pilot programme with over 100 administrative-territorial units. 8 information sessions were organized for the representatives of the local public administration on the principles of open governance, on which occasional proposals for measures were collected.

How will the fulfilment of the obligation contribute to the solving of the public problem? Increasing the number of local public administration authorities to implement the principles of OGP; Increasing the number of social actors to participate in the decision-making process.

What is the main objective? Increasing the degree of involvement of ATUs in the OGP process, as well as increasing the involvment of the citizens in the decision-making process of local public administration 14 authorities.

Goals/activities Responsible (institution / partner) Start date End date 1. Assisting ATUs in implementing OGP principles: 2. Local consultations; 3. Identifying local issues and priorities through the participation of all stakeholders; 4. Establishing local teams for the formulation of projects / solutions in collaboration - and their realization. In order to provide technical assistance, MPWDA and GSG, together with the civil society partners, will go through the following steps: 1. identify and document (briefly) a set of templates that constitute a “menu” of actions for local public authorities, in line with the Recommendations on Local Open Government; 2. inform LPAs about the opportunity to participate in the local OGP program. LPAs are invited to join the OGP program at local level, choosing a set of actions that will be materialized in an action plan; 3. up to 15 ATUs are aided in developing, adopting and implementing of Local Action Plans; 4. the best local initiatives will be awarded during an event; 5. All partners evaluate the interim results of the program and, if necessary, make a proposal for an extension through the 2022 budget. MPWDA, GSG, civil society 2021 June 2022 2.1. Developing a platform dedicated to local public administration in order to standardize the display of information and data available to local public administration authorities. It is intended to standardize in a very simple format some data series most oftenly used and of interest to local authorities (staff, ongoing projects, current challenges, cultural events, points of interest, services served, etc.). One can think of a structure based on a spreadsheet or Airtable that MPWDA, GSG, civil society 2021 2022 15 allows the generation of website content based on this data. The advantages of such standardization: a. it's very simple, everyone knows how to use a spreadsheet; b. the modified content in the spreadsheet can be instantly propagated in the content of the website; c. the websites of the town halls can have a similar, consistent structure, which the institutions can receive for free, without the need to pay for this service d. such a standardized spreadsheet can become a "database" from which central authorities can collect data directly at the central level - by only having access to the link at which this file is available. 2.2 Development of a "Smart Government" type platform that unites the initiatives of the local public administration authorities in the field in order to promote good practices and facilitate access to them for small or limited resources territorial administrative units. 3. Creating educational programs, online, with the OGP theme - at the technical level, for the designated person in charge (10 modules of 10 minutes each, with work material, knowledge testing, participation monitoring); - at a generic level, for all staff (3 5-minute modules with monitoring of participation by each institution). MPWDA, GSG, civil society 2021 2022 4. Involving civil society, academia and other citizens in local communities by introducing in the substantiation documents of administrative acts at the local level some analyzes / public policies to support the administrative-territorial units in the process of elaboration / implementation of these documents. MPWDA 2021 2022 5. Continuing the annual award for good local governance. MPWDA 2021 2022 16 Other information Required Budget (lei) It is necessary to obtain funding for the project "Good governance at the local level for the benefit of citizens", approved by AMPOCA following the technical-financial evaluation stage. Correlation with other government programs / strategies National Anticorruption Strategy


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  3. Extend open government initiatives to the local level

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  10. Analyze data and train health professionals in reducing patient risk

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  11. Eliminate unnecessary bureaucratic procedures at central government level

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  12. Increase amount of open data

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  13. Standardize Public Consultation Practices

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  14. Open Local Government

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  15. Citizen Budgets

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  16. Youth Participation

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  17. Register of Civil Society Proposals

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  18. Access to Information – Local

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  19. Online Business Sector Information

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  20. Digital Consular Services

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  21. Transparency in the Funding of Political Parties

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  22. National Investment Fund Transparency

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  24. Raise Awareness About Corruption

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  25. Transparency of Seized Assets

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  26. Access to Social Services

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  27. Open Access to Research

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  28. Open Education

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  29. Evaluate Open Data

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  30. Open Data

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  31. Improving the Legal Framework and Practices Regarding Access to Public Interest Information

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  32. Centralized Publishing of Public Interest Information on the Single Gateway Transparenta.Gov.Ro

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  33. Promoting Open Parliament Principles

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  34. Starred commitment Improved Management of the Applications Submitted for Granting Citizenship

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  35. Standardization of Transparency Practices in the Decision-Making Procedures

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  36. Centralised Publication of Legislative Projects on the Single Gateway Consultare.Gov.Ro

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  37. Citizens Budgets

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  38. Improve Youth Consultation and Public Participation

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  39. Subnational Open Government

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  40. Promoting Transparency in the Decision-Making Process By Setting Up a Transparency Register (RUTI)

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  41. Access to Performance Indicators Monitored in the Implementation of the National Anticorruption Strategy (SNA)

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  42. Improve Transparency in the Management of Seized Assets

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  43. Annual Mandatory Training of Civil Servants on Integrity Matters

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  44. Improving Access to Cultural Heritage

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  45. Open Data and Transparency in Education

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  46. Virtual School Library and Open Educational Resources

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  47. Open Contracting

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  52. Amending Law 109/2007 on the Re-Use of Public Sector Information

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  53. Opening Data Collected from the National Health System

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  56. Opening up Data Resulted from Publicly-Funded Research Projects

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  57. Increasing the Quality and Quantity of Published Open Data

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  58. Human Resource Training in the Field of Open Data

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  59. Disseminating Information on the OGP Principles and Promoting the Open Data Concept in an Accessible Manner

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  61. Identifying Regulatory Needs, Logistical and Technical Solutions

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  62. Making an Inventory of Available (High-Value) Data-Sets

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  63. Priority Publishing on the Web Pages of Public Institutions of Specific Data-Sets

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  65. Organizing Public Debates on the Utility of Open Data, in Partnerships

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  67. Procedures for Publication of Data-Sets Based on Civil Society Recommendations

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  69. Consultation Mechanism Between Suppliers and Beneficiaries of Open Data

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  70. Creating a Rating System for the Assessment of High-Value Data-Sets

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  73. Inventories of Data, in Order to Facilitate Public Access

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  74. Institute a Monitoring Mechanism of Compliance for Open Data

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